PAULINE WOOLSEY ROUND was ordained as an elder in the Presbyterian Church USA in February 1999.
PATRICIA MAIER HAWORTH is a middle school assistant principal for Seattle's Highline School District. Her husband, MILTON HAWORTH '71, teaches elementary school for the same district. Pat and Milt, who have four children and three grandchildren, will celebrate their 34th wedding anniversary this year. They are active in the Cascade Vista Free Methodist Church and enjoy power boating for recreation.
SHELDON EKLAND-OLSON has been named executive vice president and provost for the University of Texas at Austin. Formerly the dean of the College of Liberal Arts at UT Austin, he assumed his new position on November 1, 1998. After attending SPU, Sheldon earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Washington and attended Yale Law School, where he was the Russell Sage Fellow in Law and Society. Sheldon resides in Austin with his wife, Carolyn.
TOM WINN is teaching computers to students in grades 1-8 in La Conner, Washington. He writes, "I am still enjoying the mountains, thanks to a great class at SPC taught by Terry Hirni."
VICTOR LANGFORD, an Army National Guard chaplain, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in October 1998. The promotion came following Victor's appointment in June 1997 as the Army National Guard special assistant to the US Army chief of chaplains. In this position, he is the senior Army National Guard chaplain in the nation. Victor also continues to hold a full-time position as pastor of Saint Mark's Lutheran Church in Seattle. He lives in Seattle with his wife, Luana. The Langfords have four children.
WES WILLMER is vice president for university advancement at Biola University in La Mirada, California. Wes, who also earned his M.Ed. from SPC in 1973, is co-author of the book, The Prospering Parachurch, Expanding the Boundary of God's Kingdom, recently released by Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers. Wes lives in Fullerton, California, with his wife, SHARON WIGGINS WILLMER '71, who is a university instructor and psychotherapist.
CHUCK SIDES and SALLY GOODE SIDES '73 celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on June 21, 1998.
MARGARET HENDRICH SUMMERS writes that she and her husband, Bruce, have two adopted daughters and two "miracle sons" born in 1985 and 1988. Margaret has taught for almost 20 years in the Northshore and Clover Park, Washington, public school districts. She is currently teaching in the Tacoma Public Schools. Margaret completed her master's degree in education in 1998.
JANET CRAWFORD was named "Teacher of the Year" in October 1998 by the Kansas Chapter of the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired. She was selected for the honor because of her innovative teaching of daily living skills, many of which she has invented herself, including a clothing labeling system that was published in an international professional journal. Janet is in her 10th year of teaching at the Kansas State School for the Blind.
RON POST works as a design engineer at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California. He attended SPU for two years before going on to graduate from California State University at Sacramento. Many of Ron's family members attended SPU, including his grandfather, HENRY WILSON '29, who still lives near campus.
WES WICK recently accepted the position of registrar at Bethany College in Scotts Valley, California. He and his wife, Judy, and their four children have moved from Southern California to Scotts Valley.
BECKIE BYBEE JOHNSON and her husband, Dwight, live in Taiwan. Dwight is a teacher and Beckie is a part-time school nurse at Morrison Academy, a school for missionary children. The Johnsons recently adopted a two-and-a-half-year-old girl, Malia Grace, born in China. She has four older siblings: Andrea, 17; David, 16; Stacie, 13; and Daniel, 10.
LISA (formerly LUCK-WALLACE) GREENLEE is working as operations manager for Amtec Engineering, Inc. in Bellevue, Washington. Amtec develops software for the astronautics and aeronautics industries. Lisa earned her MBA at SPU in 1997.
EDGAR LONG is director of the honors program and professor of family studies at Central Michigan University. He lives in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
GILBERT HENDRICKSON works for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Fairbanks, Alaska, as a contracts and grants specialist.
KATHLEEN SMITH CUMMINS is a vice president/portfolio manager at Salomon Smith Barney in Seattle. Kathleen and her husband, Scott, live in the Magnolia neighborhood of Seattle and have two daughters: Mallory and Savannah.
SCOTT PETERSON has accepted a position as head of staff pastor at the First Presbyterian Church of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Scott's wife, Mary, is staff psychologist at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. The Petersons have two children: Elizabeth and Michael.
KEVIN KRAFFT and his wife, Dawn, are living in Boise, Idaho.
Greg and Kirstin Lund (left)
GREG LUND, the associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Dalton, Georgia, received the Family Honors Award from the Georgia Family Council at its 1998 banquet in Atlanta. The award recognized Greg's efforts in initiating the Dalton Whitfield Community Marriage Covenant, an agreement by more than 60 clergy to lower the divorce rate by raising the standards for premarital counseling and marriage enrichment.
STEPHEN WALTAR is an estate planning attorney at Rehberg and Albertson, P.S., which has offices in Seattle and Bellevue. Stephen is married and has two daughters.
TIM CUMMINS recently accepted the position of senior portfolio manager and vice president of Rigel Capital Management in Seattle. He previously served as a vice president of Key Bank.
LISA MILLER REIFF lives in Lake Oswego, Oregon, with her husband, Boomer. Lisa is a vocal coach and studio musician, while Boomer is the pastor of worship and arts at Lake Bible Church. The couple also has a music ministry in the Northwest, traveling to seminars, camps and conferences providing worship and special music. They have a two-year-old son, JJ.
CINDY FAIRCHILD AKANA is the director of campus ministry at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her husband, Alan, is the organizing pastor for the Summit Presbyterian Church in Park City, Utah, where the couple lives with their five-year-old son, Palani. Cindy writes, "We are all enjoying the various alpine sports. We also have a great view of the 2002 Winter Olympics ski jumps from our living room."
LONNI JACKSON has left his job as a lobbyist for World Relief and has accepted a position with the Mustard Seed Foundation in Washington, D.C. As part of Lonni's work with World Relief, he took a group of US legislative aids to see relief efforts in other parts of the world. In West Africa, he took photographs that were purchased for use by the United Nations.
BARB KOSTELECKY ROBBINS successfully ran a marathon in Dayton, Ohio, in September 1998. Her time was 4 hours and 16 minutes.
KAREN KAMINISHI and her husband, Jonathan Buckley, have moved to Tel Aviv, Israel, after living for more than two years in Warsaw, Poland. Karen and Jonathan will continue with their careers in finance with Unilever and Frito-Lay, respectively. They took a "most interesting souvenir" from Poland with them: their infant son.
CARI REIMER CUMMINS is now a stay-at-home mom to her two children after teaching middle school math for the Shoreline School District in Seattle for seven years. She continues to be involved in education, tutoring students out of her home. Her husband, Andy, works for AT&T Wireless.
MONICA WELLS is studying for her Ph.D. at American University in Washington, D.C., and working at the International Monetary Fund.
ERIC CARLSON is a deputy for the Pierce County, Washington, Sheriff's Department. His wife, LAURA KIRBY CARLSON, is a part-time nutrition counselor and breastfeeding consultant at the Women, Infants and Children Clinic at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. The couple has two sons: Reese and Chad.
LEE MONTGOMERY works as a probation counselor at Lewis County, Washington, Juvenile Court. Lee and his wife, ROBIN YOUNG MONTGOMERY '91, have two children and make their home in Centralia, Washington.
KIP SPENCER recently joined Commercial Space Online as a principal. His responsibilities include expanding the company's existing base of business, evaluating new business opportunities, and managing new product development. Previously, Kip spent eight years working as a broker in the commercial brokerage business.
LANI ZHOU SU is a public health nurse for the King County Department of Public Health in Auburn, Washington. She writes that she was unable to attend her class reunion because of her marriage on the same date to Xiaodong Su. Lani's husband received his master's degree in business and finance from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts. The couple plans to live in Seattle.
BETH MCDANIEL lives in Renton, Washington, with her husband, Tim Siebersma. Beth recently joined Rehberg and Albertson, a Seattle law firm specializing in estate planning, as an associate attorney.
DAN OHLMAN works for SA Global in Bellevue, Washington. He and his wife, Stacey, make their home in Renton. Dan leads a Bible study fellowship for men at Newport Covenant Church.
DONALD BRIDGES and his family recently moved to North Tonawanda, New York, a suburb of Buffalo. There, Donald is serving as the pastor of the Nash Road Free Methodist Church. He writes that he and his wife, Connie, "are expecting our third [child] in August!"
TERESA SELVAGE STANLEY recently moved with her husband, James, from Montana to Boston, Massachusetts, where James is a staff sergeant at the Hanscom Air Force Base. Teresa left her job as an accounting specialist for the Boy Scouts of America for the move. She now plans to be a stay-at-home mom since the couple is expecting their first child in August.
KRISTIN LINCE began working for the state of Washington as an assistant attorney general in November 1998. A 1997 graduate from Northwestern School of Law, Kristin specializes in advocacy for children.
LISA MOORE CHILES completed a master's degree in microbiology at the University of Montana in Missoula in June 1998. She and her husband, MATTHEW CHILES, are living in Centerville, Washington, where they work on a ranch.
APRIL MCGINNIS MESSINETTI and her husband, Steve, both work in the Campus Chapters and Youth Programs Department of Habitat for Humanity International, headquartered in Americus, Georgia. They make their home in Americus.
NIKI DYER WILTON lives in Bella Coola, British Columbia, with her husband, Bruce. The recently married couple grew up together in Africa as missionary kids. Niki is a pediatric nurse, while Bruce is a float plane pilot.
VERONICA REED ELY is an associate staff analyst for New York City Transit. Her son, Aidan, who was born while she was taking classes for her master's degree at SPU, is now in preschool. Veronica lives in Northport, Long Island, New York.
CLARENCE HARLOW was recently named Teacher of the Year for the North Sacramento School District in California. He teaches at Woodlake Elementary School.
LEIGH WHITTEN HOPKINS graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in December 1997 with a master's degree in marriage and family therapy. She lives in Everett, Washington.
ELIZABETH LARSON lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she has opened an all-age rock club called the Foxfire Coffee Lounge. The club doubles as a coffee shop during the day, and Elizabeth writes that "we get bands from around the country and worldwide."
HEATHER LAMAS MAYER writes that she is "enjoying married life." She and her husband, Jason, make their home in Casper, Wyoming, where Jason is the state marketing representative for Safeco.
HEIDI SHILLINGSTAD ZEIGLER and her husband, Glenn, are living in Lemoore, California. Glenn, a lieutenant junior grade in the US Navy, earned his wings of gold in October 1998 and is flying the FA-18 Hornet in Lemoore. The couple has a one-year-old son, Cole.
JENNIFER ESTERLY completed a five-month Discipleship Training School with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in India and Thailand. In February 1999 she joined the staff of YWAM in Colorado Springs, Colorado, as assistant editor for YWAM's international newsletter, "The YWAMer."
JENNIFER SIDES SKIPPER and MARC SKIPPER '98 live in Salem, Oregon, where Jennifer is working as a registered nurse in pediatrics at Salem Hospital. After earning his degree in exercise science from SPU, Marc is working toward a second degree in fire fighting and paramedics at Chemeketa Community College.
TRICIA VANDERLEEST is serving in the Peace Corps in Bolivia. She left for a 27-month tour in September of 1998 and is stationed in the plateau region of that South American country. Tricia is working to improve health conditions by educating people about water cleanliness.
SARAH BOYLE WEBBER has accepted the position of registrar at the Educational Technology Training Center of Burlington County in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. She writes, "What makes this position special is that I am doing something worthwhile." Sarah is helping teachers to learn and use a variety of computer hardware and software packages and platforms. She also plans to pursue a master's degree in English at a local university.
BETH BUTLER ARMSTRONG is attending Western Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon, with the goal of earning a master's degree in counseling. Beth and her husband, Brian, live in Salem.
MARGARET LINES begins training in June for a year-long teaching assignment in Russia with Educational Services International (ESI). She will train in Pasadena, California, and depart for Russia in late August. Margaret has requested St. Petersburg for her city of service.
KIRK VANDERLEEST is in northern Japan, working for the Japanese English Teaching Service. Kirk's role is to assist in English instruction classes and be a "walking, talking lesson in American culture and the English language to junior and senior high school students." He is serving at least a one-year term and may stay through the year 2000.
STEPHANIE WILDING was commissioned in August 1998 by the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church for a two-year ministry. Stephanie is assigned to the Gum Moon Women's Residence in San Francisco, California, where she teaches in a parent/child development program of the agency's Asian Women's Resource Center. Her responsibilities include providing job-search skills to residents, coordinating monthly workshops, and assisting in new resident counseling.